Monday, September 30, 2013

The Ghosts of Aquinnah Cover Reveal!

I'm so excited to share the cover and blurb for my novel The Ghosts of Aquinnah, which will be released on December 5, 2013 by Ink Smith Publishing. Thanks to the amazing Michael Di Gesu for his fantastic work on both!

First up, the cover!

And now the blurb for the story:

A brilliant flash of light transcends through time.

Another freezes a cloaked figure within a frame of salty mist as waves crash against a rocky shore. Her harrowing expression shadows the beacon to a pinprick.

By the next blaze, she is gone. Only the lighthouse remains.

Hannah’s eyes blink in step with each heartbeat. Images of her deceased parents and Martha’s Vineyard explode like firecrackers inside her mind.

She shakes her head.

For weeks this eerie woman dressed in nineteenth century garb has been haunting my webcam, but tonight she stared into my soul.

Why? ...

Who is she? ...

Casting aside months of research on historic lighthouses, Hannah drives to the coast and boards a ferry.

What is the strange connection she has to this mysterious woman suspended in time?

Hannah finds out.

But, it’s not at all what she expects ...

Hannah unravels a century old murder. 

Thanks again to Michael for all his great work on this! I'm so excited about the novel. And thanks to everyone who is helping me with my reveal this week, you guys are the best!


  1. Congratulations, Julie! And you're all over the Web this morning.

  2. Nice! :)

    I really like the font - it just really goes with the book's blurb, you know?. (I hope that makes sense - I haven't had my coffee yet....)

  3. Good morning, Julie! I've seen you all over the blog-verse this morning. Your book cover is lovely and the blurb is wonderful! Congratulations and happy to "meet" you!

  4. Congratulations Julie! Wallowing in self-pity I completely missed this was coming up! Looks and sounds fab!

  5. @Alex, thank you!

    @Madeline, it makes sense to me and I've had my coffee LOL. Thanks so much.

    @Jen, oh, thanks! I'm so thrilled that people helped to share it. :)

    @Suzanne, thank you! And I hope you are feeling better.

  6. Neat cover. Like you're looking through Victorian glass at the lighthouse. :))

    Congrats, Julie!

  7. Love the cover! Congratulations. How did I miss signing up for this?!

  8. Love the cover and the blurb sounds fantastic-- right up my fun reading alley. Cheering you on Julie!

  9. Congrats Julie,

    I was so honore that you contacted me for this project. I wish you ALL the SUCCESS in the world with your new novel!

    It was such a pleasure working with you on this amazing project!

  10. Ha! I came back to let you know I added this to my post today :)

  11. I know that many others are putting up your great news today, but I think the first day belongs to you. Congrats!! I'll be posting about you tomorrow.

  12. Many, many congratulations, Julie!!!! How very exciting.

  13. The cover is classy. Congrats, Julie! :-)

  14. Congratulations, Julie!!!!!
    How exciting and intriguing :D

  15. What a captivating cover! Love the intriguing blurb too! Congrats Julie!


  16. Looks and sounds like a good one, Julie!

  17. Julie, it sounds thoroughly intriguing. Can't wait to get my hands on the book.

  18. @LG, oh, that's true and I didn't even realize it LOL. Thanks!

    @Gwen, thanks so much, I really appreciate you adding it in to your post!

    @Julie, thank you!

    @Michael, the pleasure was definitely all mine, thanks again for all your great work.

    @Misha, thanks!

    @LynnMarie, oh, that's so nice, thanks!

    @Susan, I really am excited about it, thank you!

    @Suzanne, thanks!

    @Lexa, I appreciate it, thank you!

    @Julie, thanks so much.

    @Milo, thanks!

    @Cathy, oh, thank you!

  19. Congratulations. Love the cover and the timing in concert with Halloween :)

  20. Awesome cover! I can't wait to get my hands on the story. :)

  21. @Johanna, thank you!

    @Christine, thanks so much, I appreciate it. :)

  22. GORGEOUS cover and terrific blurb!!! Congratulations, Julie. I can hardly wait to read it.

  23. Happy to help! Props to Michael. The cover is very atmospheric.

  24. Yay!! Can't wait to read it! Loved Polar Night. :)

  25. Congrats! I'm seeing thids pop up all over, very cool:)

  26. Congratulations, Julie. So happy to help you celebrate :)

  27. Congratulations, Julie! The cover's awesome, like the excerpt! Know you're going to rock the charts. I've noted the release date.

  28. Congrats to you, and good work, Michael! :D

  29. Congratulations, Julie, and great job, Michael! Love the cover, and the book sounds intriguing and exciting.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  30. Congrats Julie! I love the cover-I have a fondness of the sea. Okay, love affair~ It sounds like my cup of sea, I mean tea ;D

    Michael did an amazing job :D

  31. adding my congratulations and best wishes for the book, Julie :-)

  32. @Susan, thanks, I really appreciate it!

    @Nick, thanks again, and I agree, I just love what Michael created.

    @Mary, thanks so much! :)

    @Mark, oh, that's great to hear, thanks!

    @Jenn, thanks again for sharing on your blog!

    @Kittie, oh, I hope so! Thanks so much.

    @Melissa, thanks and I totally second that for Michael.

    @Shannon, thank you!

    @Ella, oh, I have a love affair with the ocean to, even though I've lived in the Midwest for my whole life! Thanks so much.

    @Mark, thank you! :)

  33. @Sheena-kay, so sorry I missed your comment earlier, thanks again for helping me share this. :)

  34. Congratulations Julie! Beautiful cover, intriguing blurb. :-)

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

  35. Hi Julie,

    This is awesome! And your collaboration with the remarkable Michael, bodes well.

    I'm very pleased for you, Julie.

    Gary :)

  36. Congratulations, Julie! Michael really did a great job on that blurb!

    You'll be up on my site tomorrow to keep the word spreading.

  37. Major congrats on your release!! It sounds fantastic, and the cover is amazing!

  38. Congratulations Julie, and Michael, this is just too, too awesome!


  39. @Sia, thank you!

    @Gary, thank you and thanks again for sharing it on FB. :)

    @Beverly, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

    @Lynda, thanks!!

    @Armchair, thank you!

    @Meradeth, I really appreciate that, thank you!

    @Tammy, thanks!

    @Yolanda, thanks so much, I'm so glad I learned about Michael's work thanks to you! :)

  40. I hope you saw my comment at Michael's - applause all around. Very excited for this book.

  41. @Nicki, oh, I will have to go over there, thanks so much!

  42. Hi Julie .. I love what Michael's done for the cover - especially those "i"s ... it really stands out here in glorious colour ...

    While I love the premise and look forward to learning about Maine ..and seeing how the Ghosts develop ...

    Cheers and congratulations - Hilary

  43. Whoo, this looks awesome! Can't wait! :D

  44. @Hilary, thanks! And I agree, I just love what Michael came up with. :)

    @Heather, thank you!

  45. Congratulations, Julie! Love the cover! I really wish I could've helped out revealing the cover because it looks awesome. :)

  46. Oh, thanks Livia! I really appreciate it! :)


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